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Application Process

Application Process

Please apply to become a Reading Scholar if:

  • You are intellectually curious.
  • You are a mature scholar who embraces the opportunity to read, think, and talk.
  • You are committed to contributing to each discussion.
  • You have time to devote to a challenging set of readings.
  • You are a person who enjoys discussing ideas.
  • You are willing to put your ideas before a group for a passionate discussion and dissection.
  • You have a deep personal interest in principles of business leadership

Application Process:

The Reading Scholar Program is competitive and selects only the most promising candidates. Finalists are chosen based on their application materials.

Fall 2019 cohort will meet every other Monday 7:00 pm -9:00 pm starting August 26th. Please apply only if you have no prior commitment on Mondays 7-9 pm that will result in a time conflict

Apply to the program by submitting the following materials:

  • A letter of Interest (500 words)
  • Unofficial Transcript

Both Undergraduate and Graduate Students are welcome to apply!

Application deadline for the Fall 2019 Reading Scholars cohort is August 1st, 2019

Application materials should be sent to or

Those chosen as finalists may undergo a final selection interview with Dr. Gray and Dr. Cameron and may be asked to provide letters of references.


Dempster Hall, 218

Reading Scholar Program
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701